Lutheran Family and Children’s Services aims to build better tomorrows for Missouri children and families. Promoting public education and policy changes will helps us achieve this goal.
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Our Advocacy Priorities are:
1. Child Welfare
2. Health & Mental Health Care
3. Youth Protection & Development
4. Missouri’s Budget
Historical Commitment to Advocacy
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services’ dedication to social justice and advocacy began in the early 1960’s with Rev. Dr. Arnold H. Bringewatt. Rev. Bringewatt served as President of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services from 1964-1976. During his tenure at LFCS, Rev. Bringewatt firmly established the agency’s commitment to provide quality social services and to be involved with social action, a legacy that continues to shape the agency today. The agency continues to advocate for positive change and improvement in social institutions, systems, legislation and practices.